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Email: We created a default mailbox for you when you signed up for your plan. You will not
be able to send or receive mail yet, but you can edit your default mailbox, add more
mailboxes, set up POP access to your account, and more.
We will notify you as soon as your domain has completed propagation and become active.
In the meantime, you can begin building your web site and familiarizing yourself with your
Web Hosting features.
While your domain is pending, you can view your web site using this temporary web
address: http://firstname.lastname@example.org (replace "widgetdesigns.com"
with your own web address).
When you receive email notification that your domain has become active, be sure to test all
of your settings. Go to your web address at http://www.widgetdesigns.com (be sure to
replace "widgetdesigns.com" with your own domain name) to be sure it displays either the
"Under Construction" page we ve created for you or a home page you created yourself.
Domain Locking and Private Domain Registration
When you register a new domain through Yahoo!, you can take advantage of domain
locking and the Private Domain Registration feature, enhancements we offer to help protect
your domain and your privacy.
Domain locking is a free security enhancement offered by Yahoo! to prevent unauthorized
transfers of your domain to another registrar or web host by "locking" your domain name
servers. When your domain is locked, you ll be substantially protected from unauthorized
third parties who might try to misdirect your name servers (rerouting your site visitors to
another site) or transfer your domain without your permission. You will also be unable to
inadvertently make changes to your name servers that could prevent Yahoo! from hosting
your domain services properly.
Private Domain Registration, which you can add to your Web Hosting plan for an additional
$0.75 per month, allows you to shield your personal information from unwanted solicitors
by replacing your contact information in the public domain registration database with that of
Yahoo! s Melbourne IT. This information is required with every domain registration; with
Private Domain Registration, you can simply make it unavailable to the public.
For more information about domain locking and Private Domain Registration, see our online
help center at
Using a Domain You Already Own
If you signed up for your plan using a domain name you registered elsewhere, you will need
to redelegate your domain name. Redelegating simply means telling your domain registrar
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